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Tailor-Made Travel: Highlights of Ancient Greece

Visit some of Greece’s most important archaeological sites and historical highlights.

11 days from $9,200

Explore the highlights of ancient Greece with private, knowledgeable guides who recount the history and mythology of the era.

Request a Tailor-Made Itinerary

or call 855-215-8690

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Grand Bretagne

Athens, Greece

Some 321 rooms with courtyard or city views, lavish public rooms decked with crystal, damask and tapestries make this a grand hotel in the finest tradition. Retreats and restaurants include the Winter Garden, Alexander’s Bar, the Pool Bar (on the seventh floor!) and floodlit views of the Acropolis from the GB Roof Garden.

Number of nights: 4

Hotel Europa

Olympia, Greece

A short walk from the center of Olympia, the Hotel Europa offers you a convenient base for exploring the sights of the ancient city. The 86 spacious rooms are divided between two buildings and decorated in a classic style, each one offering a balcony or terrace.

Outside, the large, inviting swimming pool is surrounded by loungers and umbrellas for relaxing on hot Greek afternoons. Another highlight of the hotel is its outdoor taverna, frequented by locals, where you can enjoy traditional Greek fare under a pergola in a peaceful garden. With a games room and plenty of outdoor space for children to play, the hotel also caters well to families.

Number of nights: 1

Grand Sarai

Nafplio, Greece

The Grand Sarai in the Old Town of Nafplio is located immediately opposite the Catholic Church. Originally serving as the first Court of the Modern Greek State in the 1830s, and later a police department and private residence, today it houses 12 airy rooms, two suites, a breakfast room, restaurant, and bar.

The rooms offer panoramic views of the Gulf of Argolis, the Old Town, and Palamidi. Their outer window frames and shutters are characteristic of the local traditional architecture. The hotel is situated within a five-minute walk of the historic Syntagma Square, the waterfront overlooking Bourtzi and quaint bars and taverns.

Number of nights: 2

Mykanos Grand Hotel & Resort

Ayios Yiannis, Mykanos, Greece

The understated luxury and friendly service of the Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort provides guests with an indulgent yet low-key base for a trip to the island. Designer style, top-notch facilities, and sweeping views over the sea combine to make it one of the best properties on Mykonos. The hotel has plenty of space for guests to explore without the impersonal feel of a large resort. Facilities include a spa, large saltwater pool with a pool bar, a casual lunch restaurant, private beach and a formal restaurant with a focus on fresh seafood.

Number of nights: 3

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